I have been working at US Agricultural Research Service full-time (More than a year)
Coworkers and bosses are all nice and productive; schedules are very flexible
Everything dependent on government budgets, of course, and there is very limited availability for advancement right now
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at US Agricultural Research Service (Washington, DC) in August 2016.
It was me and one other person. There was a keyboard and a mouse that was connected to the projector on the wall. It was set up like a mock help setting except your supervisor is watching your evert move on a projector that is on the wall.